National Soils Database

The National Soils Database (NSD) is part of the National Soils Data Repository which is a repository for over 8000 soil observations, including soil analytical results, across New Zealand. The National Soils Database (NSD) containing point descriptions of about 1,600 New Zealand soil profiles. Combined, these resources provide the evidence base for ongoing soil research and national datasets such as S-map. Note that some data held within the NSDR have restricted access. Further information can be found at the link provided.
Hosted By: Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
Category: Land
Keywords: Soils, Land Resources, New Zealand
Data Quality
Parameter Score Description
Accessible (AC) Good Data are accessible from a public facing server
Common Format (CF) Medium Data are available in a proprietary format that requires specific software
Data Lineage Statement (DL) Good Data are well described in terms of their origins, modifications and processing history
Data Quality Statement (DQ) Medium Data are not well established in terms of their content quality, completeness and consistency
Governance (GO) Good The contributing organisation (CRI) has ownership or recognised stewardship of the data
Identifiers (ID) Medium Only one of the metadata or the data are described with a unique identifier
Terms of use (TU) Good A data licence is easily accessible and understandable
Last Updated (LU) Good A last updated statement is available